Spurs-linked Serie A defender reveals he would like Premier League move

Takehiro Tomiyasu
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Spurs-linked Takehiro Tomiyasu has revealed that he would like a Premier League move in order to grow as a player. 

When asked about a potential move to the Premier League, Tomiyasu told Nishinippon (via Sport Witness): “I think it’s the environment that can raise the growth curve. If there is an environment where I can do it at a high level, I would like to try it”.

According to CalcioMercato, Tottenham Hotspur face just one final obstacle in finalising the deal for Takehiro Tomiyasu after agreeing on a fee with Bologna.

Over recent days, reports emerged that Leicester City and Arsenal could look to hijack Tottenham’s pursuit of Tomiyasu.

However, if CalcioMercato’s latest update is to be believed, the Lilywhites are still the front-runners for the 22-year-old.

The report revealed that Spurs have resumed negotiations with Bologna for the Japanese international after the conclusion of the Olympics. It is stated that the two clubs have agreed on a fee of around €20m (£16.9) but the transfer is yet to be concluded.

This is because discussions are still ongoing between the clubs over the terms of the payment, which is explained to be ‘far from irrelevant’ to the deal.

That is thought to be the final obstacle for Spurs in their attempts to snap up Tomiyasu, who is alleged to have already agreed personal terms with the Premier League club.

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It sounds like the only thing that is left to be ironed out between the clubs are the differences between guaranteed and bouns payments and potentially the payment instalments. One would not expect the deal to take too long to be concluded.

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